The git-annex assistant creates a synchronised folder on each of your OSX and Linux computers, Android devices, removable drives, NAS appliances, and cloud services. The contents of the folder are the same everywhere. It's very easy to use, and has all the power of git and git-annex.


The git-annex assistant comes as part of git-annex. See install to get it installed.

See the release notes for an overview of the status, and upgrade instructions.

intro screencast

A 10 minute screencast showing how to get started using the git-annex assistant, including sharing files on a local network, and installation on a server.



The git-annex assistant was crowd funded on Kickstarter. Thanks to all my backers.

I blog about my work on git-annex and the assistant on a daily basis in this blog. Follow along!

See also: The design pages.

I really hope they can get annex working on os x 10.6. This is a great effort. Thanks
Comment by Robert Tue Jun 4 23:10:03 2013
Sadly, I didn't know about this when the Kickstarter was underway - I'd be happy to chip in $100 if it means I can get annex assistant on Windows earlier.
Comment by Bryan Wed Jul 3 20:44:05 2013
Looks great, but I got the impression that Assistant would mirror the files from my computer to my external hard drive, and I can't seem to get it to do that.
Comment by Eric Sat Apr 26 09:41:20 2014
assistant daemon now starts at boot and pushes all annexed files to other repos... I'd like to do it on my own. I can stop daemon from webapp, but it starts again on boot - how Do I disable it from autostarting ?
Comment by Tomasz Mon Apr 28 10:21:59 2014
If you have a question about using the assistant, please ask it in the forum, not here.
Comment by Fri May 16 18:55:22 2014
Not related to git-annex, but I was just wondering: What window manager are you using on the first machine? Looks like a tile windows manager but you are using XFCE?!
Comment by Niklaas Tue Mar 3 21:30:53 2015